RSA names Paul Dilley as new UK&I CUO

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RSA has appointed Paul Dilley as its new UK and International Chief Underwriting Officer

Dilley, who will join RSA from The Ardonagh Group in July, replaces outgoing Adrian Sweeney who is starting a new life with his family in New Zealand.

Dilley has more than three decades of experience in the insurance industry, starting his career in 1988 at MHK Insurance Brokers. Dilley joined The Ardonagh Group in 2017 as CEO of Towergate Underwriting (now Geo Underwriting) and most recently has been instrumental in the creation of the Group’s placement unit Ardonagh Portfolio Solutions. Dilley has also served as CUO of both Arch Europe and Canopius (UK) Managing Agents. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

Sweeney, meanwhile, joined RSA as CUO for the UK and International business in September 2018. Sweeney spent the majority of his pre-RSA career working across Zurich’s international businesses in senior underwriting and operations roles, latterly as the CUO for Zurich’s commercial businesses globally.

Scott Egan, UK&I CEO, said:

“RSA has a proud underwriting heritage and we are delighted to welcome someone with Paul’s experience and sector knowledge to our ranks as CUO. I’d also like thank Adrian for his excellent service in his role. Everyone at RSA wishes Adrian and his family the best as they embark on an exciting new chapter.”

Sweeney will work with Dilley as part of a handover process, leaving his role once a transition is complete.

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About RSA Insurance Group plc

With a 300-year heritage, RSA is a multinational quoted insurance group. RSA operates three core business segments: Canada, Scandinavia and UK & International; and has the capability to write business in over 100 countries. RSA has around 12,200 employees with net written premiums of £6,417 million in 2019.

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